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Table 28 (formerly Arctic Café)

Open daily, 11 a.m. to close

On August 1, 1928, the Detroit Zoo opened to the public. Table 28 is named after that special day. The menu features salads, sandwiches, pasta, chicken tenders, truffle fries and more!

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Buddy’s Pizza

Open weekends, 11 a.m. to close

The best place for Detroit-style pizza is where it was invented. Buddy’s Pizza offers pizza by the slice, 8-square pizzas, breadsticks, salads, desserts, craft beer and other cold beverages.

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Table 28 (formerly Arctic Café)

Open daily, 11 a.m. to close

Table 28 (formerly Arctic Café)

Open daily, 11 a.m. to close

On August 1, 1928, the Detroit Zoo opened to the public. Table 28 is named after that special day. The menu features salads, sandwiches, pasta, chicken tenders, truffle fries and more!

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Cup & Pint

Open weekends, 11 a.m. to close

Cup & Pint

Open weekends, 11 a.m. to close

In partnership with Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, part of Table 28 features espresso, hot coffee, draft cold & nitro brew coffee as well as local draft beer.

Buddy’s Pizza

Open weekends, 11 a.m. to close

Buddy’s Pizza

Open weekends, 11 a.m. to close

The best place for Detroit-style pizza is where it was invented. Buddy’s Pizza offers pizza by the slice, 8-square pizzas, breadsticks, salads, desserts, craft beer and other cold beverages. 

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Boardwalk Station

Closed for the season

Boardwalk Station

Closed for the season

Located along the main pathway between the Edward S. Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat and the Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Boardwalk Station offers soft pretzels, bacon-and-cheese fries, ICEE’s and more.
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American Coney Island

Closed for the season

American Coney Island

Closed for the season

This favorite with native Detroiters and visitors alike is located across from Rackham Fountain. The restaurant serves Detroit-style chili dogs, chili-cheese fries, as well as draft Michigan beer. Be sure to sit in the shade at the new DTE Solar Pavilion located behind American Coney Island.

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Mitten Market Snack Shop

Closed for the season

Mitten Market Snack Shop

Closed for the season

Located between the Arctic Ring of Life and Grizzly Bears, this is the perfect location to cool down and quench your thirst with ICEE Mix-it-up, dole whip, soft drinks. If you need a snack we offer funnel fries, dessert poutine and soft pretzels.
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Dippin’ Dots

Closed for the season

Dippin’ Dots

Closed for the season

Taste this flash-frozen ice cream sensation in 3 convenient locations: On the Rackham Fountain, near snow-monkeys, and next to Arctic Outpost near the exit of the Arctic Ring of Life.

Wild Burger Detroit

Closed for the season

Wild Burger Detroit

Closed for the season

This location features snacks and cold beverages. Wild Burger Detroit is located in the back of the Zoo across from the Africa Train Station. Patio seating is available.

Detroit Popcorn

Closed for the season

Detroit Popcorn

Closed for the season

Be sure to refill your ICEE souvenir cup one last time on the way out or grab some fresh popped popcorn for the road home. We recently refreshed our relationship with the new owners of Detroit Popcorn Company.

Cup and Cone

Closed for the season

Cup and Cone

Closed for the season

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. coffee and for the sweet tooth try our hard scoop ice cream or a milkshake. If you can’t decide, try a Polar Cap – ice cream and cold Brew coffee blended together. Located between on mall road next to the carousel.
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Za’atar Mediterranean Street Food

Closed for the season

Za’atar Mediterranean Street Food

Closed for the season

This Mediterranean style restaurant serves up salads, wraps and a delicious vegan grain bowl. Be sure to enjoy our shaded and relaxing patio located behind the carousel.

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